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Old 06-14-2014, 07:31 PM
 
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Corporations seem to like keeping their mobility rather than being tied down to a specific location or municipality, especially since the biggest corporations are multinational entities. Maybe they aren't the perfect guarantee of economic success for cities that many seem to think they are?
Does this mean the corporate suburb is obsolete?
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:51 PM
 
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Does this mean the corporate suburb is obsolete?
Or it never existed in the first place.
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:06 AM
 
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A nearby city called Elk Grove thought they could avoid having low-income housing by only building large houses on big lots. Investors bought them as rentals and multiple families moved into each house, parking their multiple cars on the nice big lawns. If they couldn't finance a car, they bought a cheap used car.
That is controllable with strict laws on subdivision of buildings, # of unrelated people living in a house, and other code enforcement options.

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Corporations seem to like keeping their mobility rather than being tied down to a specific location or municipality, especially since the biggest corporations are multinational entities. Maybe they aren't the perfect guarantee of economic success for cities that many seem to think they are?
Eh. Corporate HQ's and major facilities don't move often and are usually on a long-term lease. So I'm not sure I'd agree with this characterization.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:31 PM
 
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Depends on the corporation, I suppose. Manufacturing facilities are hard to relocate, but the OP specified he was talking about office parks, not industrial facilities, and those are a lot more fluid, especially for high-tech industries that are theoretically indifferent to location.
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Shore of Cayuga Lake
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Big time in Long Island, New York. Check out Hauppague and Melville.
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:09 PM
 
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It sounds just like Scottsdale, Arizona. It is a high income community and the number of jobs in the Scottsdale Airpark is only 5,000 less than downtown Phoenix (55k vs 60k). Golf courses abound and the median income is $109,000.
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